Default Password (vmware) for 'root' Account

This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote system can be accessed with a default administrator
account.

Description :

The account 'root' on the remote host has the password 'vmware'. An
attacker may leverage this to gain administrator access to the
affected system.

Note that VMware vCenter Support Assistant Appliance and VMware
vCenter Server Appliance are known to use these credentials.

Solution :

Change the password for this account or disable it.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:ND/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Default Unix Accounts

Nessus Plugin ID: 76993 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0502

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